Lot 148 of 627:
First Edition of Early Gold Rush Account  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$204
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$200 - $300

Title:
Sights in the Gold Regions and Scenes by the Way

Author:
Johnson, Theodore T.

Place:
New York

Publisher:
Baker and Scribner

Date:
1849

Description:

xii, 278 pp. (8vo) 18.5x11 cm (7¾x4½"), original blue blindstamped cloth, spine titled in gilt. First Edition.

Important and early gold rush account, described as "one of the earliest published accounts" – Wheat. Johnson embarked on one of the first steamers that sailed from New York City for Panama, and arrived in San Francisco on April 1, 1849, and by April 12 was at Sutter's Mill. Cowan p.315; Graff 2223; Howes J154; Kurutz 363a; Wagner-Camp 167g:1; Wheat Gold Rush 112.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Light wear to binding with rubbing to extremities; owners' signatures on front free endpaper; very good.


 
Item number:
281416
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